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Commentary | McGair: Red Sox missing out on chance to honor Orsillo

September 21, 2015

A little of this, a little of that …

Give the Red Sox credit. The A.L. East bottom dwellers are making every effort to keep the turnstiles turning during the final homestand – a seven-game stretch that kicked off Monday night.

Shea High Cross Country | FROM THE GRIDIRON TO THE TRAILS: Raiders' Gomes claims indvidual crown at Slater Park

September 21, 2015

PAWTUCKET  –  Shea High senior Helder Gomes chose to forego playing football this summer to move back to his roots – that is, represent the usually-terrific soccer team.

After talking to harrier teammate Rob Postle over the summer, he discovered he also could run cross-country, so opted to do so, and his decision paid dividends on Monday afternoon.

Tolman High Girls' Tennis | ALL THAT 'JAZ': New head coach showing Tigers how to succeed

September 20, 2015

PAWTUCKET -- Life as a Tolman High tennis player is sort of surreal nowadays for senior co-captain Aly Alonzo.

Over the previous two seasons, Alonzo knew before she entered most matches that neither she nor her teammates would win – for a variety of reasons. Among them a carousel of girls quitting, a lack of quality depth or simply issues attracting student-athletes interested in competing.

Shea Football preview | Raiders eye return trip to Division II Super Bowl

September 17, 2015


St. Raphael Football preview | Questions about interior lines aside, Saints should once again contend in Division II

September 17, 2015


Lincoln High Girls' Soccer | Lions match last season's win total with 2-1 win over East Greenwich

September 15, 2015

LINCOLN — The Lincoln and East Greenwich girls soccer teams find themselves in similar positions early in the season.

Even though the Lions are only in their second season in Division I compared to the numerous campaigns the Avengers have spent in the state's highest division, both teams are relatively inexperienced in the state's elite division.

Tolman High Football preview | Whitaker, Tigers ready for Division II playof journey

September 15, 2015

PAWTUCKET – As soon as Jason DeLawrence learned longtime Tolman High head coach Dave Caito had opted to take the West Warwick job several months ago, he jumped at the opportunity to apply for a return to the Tigers.

First and foremost, Caito had been the one to give him his first significant coaching opportunity; and, secondly, he thoroughly enjoyed his 10-plus years with the varsity and JV squads.

Central Falls Football preview | Warriors seek to stay true to mottos

September 14, 2015

CENTRAL FALLS — During a recent practice at the Francis Corrigan Sports Complex, Central Falls High head coach Jeff Lapierre wore a “Warrior Football” T-shirt with the back stating, “Dawn Of A New Era.”

His assistants' tees were labeled, “One Team, One Mission.” Lapierre is hoping both of those catch phrases will take hold in the hearts and minds of this year's  Warriors' contingent.

High school soccer | EYES ON THE BALL: Lincoln's Bacon added to watch list for National High School All-American soccer game

September 12, 2015

LINCOLN – Over the past several weeks, former Lincoln High soccer star Jack Bacon has discovered he will, in fact, attend the school of his dreams – Boston College – on a partial athletic scholarship, and is on the watch list to represent the East squad in the annual National High School All-American Soccer game on Dec. 5 in Raleigh, N.C.

As for the latter laurel, he found out about that rather by mistake.

Providence College basketball | Cooley lauds benefits of Big East’s Freshman Fundamentals Program; PC coach believes big season awaits Bullock

September 12, 2015

PROVIDENCE – There was a specific reason why Providence College’s four-person freshman basketball class did not attend Friday’s season-ticket-holders appreciation party.

With first team All-America candidate Kris Dunn and his fellow Friar returnees standing in front of the podium, Ed Cooley informed the Peterson Recreation Center crowd that the program’s newcomers were on their way to New York City. The trip had a finite purpose as the Big East Conference had scheduled a weekend orientation for first-year college players.